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solar energy park to be ready in three months in Paramakudi

Chennai, July 18 (): Solar Energy Park in Paramakudi taluk of Ramanathapuram district will be ready in three months that would facilitate the power generation of 100 MW to the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Ltd (Tangedco) in April 2014.

C.Narasimhan, Chairman, Raasi Green Earth Energy Private Ltd (RGEE) said at a press conference here on Tuesday that the company is establishing the energy park in joint venture with Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation. The “Bhoomi Puja” would be held on July 21 at Kavanur. The company will be acquiring 600 acres of land for the project before the end of this month and had already acquired 200 acres till now.

The park with ‘semi plug and play facilities’ will be ready in the next three months. After that, it would be ready for the companies to set up solar power units. The company has contracted with Larsen and Tubro for an Engineering Procurement Contract for executing the project.

C.Narasimhan said, “More than 37 companies evinced interest in setting up their units in the proposed park and seven companies, including two Germany-based companies,that would soon be signing commercial agreements with RGEE.”

Earlier in December 2012, the AIADMK government has announced that it would take steps through TIDCO in setting up of the solar energy plant in Paramakudi taluk of Ramanathapuram district. The expected cost of the project is Rs. 920 crore that would create 2,000 direct and indirect jobs.

According to sources, the other solar energy park will be established in districts like Tiruvannamalai, Ariyalur, Pudukottai, Dharmapuri, Tiruchi and Perambalur.